Welcome all...if you don't know, the latest images are at the end of the thread.
The first eight or ten pages...are a reminder to myself of how much I've grown in 7 or so years, so I'd like to keep them up, for now.
I am currently a full-time (read: unemployed ) student at Concept Design Academy in Pasadena CA, studying to be a Concept Designer.
Prior to that I persued a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and have worked for 5 years as Technical Illustrator.
Right. Sorry about the lame first post folks, that was by way of a test. So...I guess introductions are in order. I'm 26, originally from Baltimore (hon?), and currently clawing my way out of about a year of post-collegiate depression, trying to overcome my sense of artistic inadequacy.
I've come to the realization that 4 years of Graphic Design training doesn't really prepare you to be an illustrator or concept artist at all...so I'm trying a little self-education. My perspectives on life and art (my own and in general) have changed enormously from the preconceptions I've held most of my life, and at this point I really don't know what direction I'm going in.
So. I've got tons of sketchbooks accumulated over the past nine months or more. Don't want to overwhelm ya'll with too many crappy doodles so I'll drop my first dump in three chunks.
I like the first couple of bald guys you sketched up. It's interesting looking into the line graphing you got going on. The other heads seem crooked. Maybe it's the way you are holding your sketch pad or something has gone wrong with the head graphing bit....dunno. Are these sketches old or recent?
These are all old, maybe 6 months or so. And yes, there is some crookedness, the reason being: I started moving away from strict graphing to a more intuitive approach. That, and I worked on most of these while curled up on the couch...heheh.
I'll be posting more old stuff before I get to current work, just to show y'all what sorts of progress I've made and such.
You're not getting responses because you're posting the same piece. Work from observation, in something other than pen (sharpie, especially), and vary your subjects. You have some nice product up but you have to widen it.